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Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Nice reality check.

    Like a statistics book, it does get tedious at some parts, more due to its repetitiveness, but it does get its point across. It shows that everyone can save and work hard to become a millionaire. What we see on TV, the celebrities are just a small fraction and are kind of like the atypical millionaires; they don't represent the majority of the rich in terms of lifestyle and attitude. This book shows how living below your means, with the goal of financial independence in mind, can get you to millionaire status. What's said is a good reality check to reorient yourself to achieving your ultimate goal. Quite humbling.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Best Gift for College Grads, Etc

    My husband and I read this book quite a few years ago and followed many of their recommendations, not all, some are a little 'over the top'. But there are enough practical lessons in this book that we have made this required reading for our children upon college graduation.
    Now it has become part of our standard gift for all of friends children as they become engaged or married. So many suggestions in this book just make a lot of good sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2004

    The Millionair Next Door

    The book was divided into chapters,,,, and how millionairs lived,,, how some retired without having to work,, they are very frugal,, they spend their money wisely,,, it talks alot about network,, and how some don't live in the neighboor hood you would think they live in ,,,, The people that do spent alot of money on stuff wont be able to retire,,, the children who live frugaly teach their children how to finance their money better,,, if their parens die,,, they will know how to spent their money better..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2002

    A Great Read!

    Who doesn¿t want to be rich in America? In this book, Stanley and Danko reveal the secrets of millionaires in the United States to those people smart enough to buy this book, making a small investment for the chance of becoming affluent. In the book, the authors discuss the numerous studies they have conducted on Americans with a net worth of at least $1 million. They reveal a secret that many Americans probably don¿t know about millionaires: they often live very frugal lives. A very enjoyable read, The Millionaire Next Door uncovers attention-grabbing statistics and uses motivating case studies to get their point across. The advice given will not turn a non-affluent reader into a millionaire overnight, but it will teach valuable lessons, which, if taken to heart, can definitely help someone to gain more wealth over a lifetime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2000

    The best $20's I ever spent on a book!

    Wisdom with captial letters is shared. I'm surprized by any negative reaction that people have referred to after having read this book. They seem to think that someone has stolen their fantasy. However, I felt that this book just confirmed and illuminated many hunches I had about the affluent. It recommitted my determination to follow those somewhat challenging principles that really make a difference financially. I've met one of these in my neigborhood. Trust me, you would never suspect it by his home. However, he invited me in one evening to talk about finances. It's all true. He has been out of debt for 35 years--and has been steadily amassing his assets. A quiet but good citizen. He takes a trip now and then and is totally involved as a grandfather in his grandchildren's lives. But again, his home and cars and clothes are if anything, less than that of his neighbors, who I know only earn in the 40's , 50's, maybe 60 to 70,000$ range. I give it five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2000

    GREAT LESSON TO LEARN

    I thought this book was pretty good in the beginning, but lacked blast in the end.....Good for people who are just getting started on the road to financial success....

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